Onion Talks. Yes!
I’m an idea man. I link up with implementers, and then we share the money.
Since any meaningful discussion of politics is off limits at TED, the solutions advocated by TED’s techno-humanitarians cannot go beyond the toolkit available to the scientist, the coder, and the engineer. This leaves Silicon Valley entrepreneurs positioned as TED’s preferred redeemers. In TED world, tech entrepreneurs are in the business of solving the world’s most pressing problems. This is what makes TED stand out from other globalist shindigs, and makes its intellectual performances increasingly irrelevant to genuine thought and serious action.
Until recently, the universal self-actualizing creative ambition was to write a novel. Everyone has a novel in them, it was said. Now the fantasy has changed: Everyone has a TED Talk in them.
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race – Jay Smooth – TEDxHampshireCollege. I’ve said it before: Jay Smooth is one of my favorite thinkers.
Dan Pink’s TED Talk about motivation and the ineffectiveness of extrinsic rewards and incentives in the workplace. Intrinsic is where it’s at.